Easy Pork Loin Roast and Glazed Pork Loin in an Air Fryer Recipe

Easy Pork Loin Roast and Glazed Pork Loin in an Air Fryer Recipe

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Easy Pork Loin Roast and Glazed Pork Loin in an Air Fryer Recipe
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A pork loin is cut from the area between the shoulder and back legs. It is the leanest and most tender part of the pig. The cuts from this area include rib chops, loin chops, the tenderloin, and the pork loin roast. Because these cuts are lean, they can dry out if overcooked.

For the air fryer recipes here we will be using a boneless pork loin roast. When choosing a loin roast for your air fryer, be mindful of the size of the interior of your fryer. Mine can handle about a 2 pound roast. It is not a bad idea to measure the basket or plate before heading out to the market. You can ask the butcher to cut a roast to fit your fryer. A 2 pound roast will easily feed 4 people.

A 2 pound boneless loin roast will generally cook at 360°F for 50 minutes. So, count on approximately 25 minutes per pound. Using a digital meat thermometer, you will want to check the internal temperature of the meat. You are looking for 145 to 150°F. Remember to rest the roast before slicing it so that the juices don’t run out of the meat.

There are 2 recipes here. The first is for a well seasoned pork loin roast. The second one is for a quickly marinated and glazed roast. Good pairings for pork loin roast include:

  • Chunky apple sauce
  • Celery root puree (recipe follows)
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Sautéed green beans with toasted nuts and cranberries
  • Braised greens
  • Corn bread
  • Pinot Noir or Chardonnay wine
  • Creamy brown ale

Easy Air Fryer Roasted Pork Loin

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb boneless pork loin
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage

Total time:60 minPrep time:10 min – Cook time:50 min – Serves:4 people
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Directions:

1. Remove the pork loin roast from the refrigerator 25 minutes prior to cooking. Give it a quick rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife, trim off any sliver skin from the underside. Trim the tough skin, if still on the pork, leaving approximately 1/4 inch of fat cap. Score the fat lightly in a 1 inch diagonal or checkered pattern.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and sage. Coat the loin all over with the oil and seasoning mixture. Place the pork on a wire rack and set aside for the 25 minutes.

3. Preheat your air fryer to 360°F.

4. Place the roast in the air fryer basket or on the rack, fat side up. Set the timer for 60 minutes. Cook for 45 minutes and check the internal temperature with a digital meat thermometer. You are looking for 145 to 150°F. Continue cooking, checking every 5 to 10 minutes, until the desired temperature is achieved.

5. Remove the roast to a clean cutting board and tent with foil. Allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

6. Slice the roast against the grain into 1/4 inch thick portions. Place these on a platter and spoon some of the pan drippings over the top, if desired. Serve with recommended side dishes and beverages.

Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast with Honey Glaze

Honey glazed pork loin in air fryer

Ingredients:

Pork

  • 2 lb boneless pork loin
  • 2 TBS brown mustard
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsps dried rosemary
  • 1-1/2 tsps kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Glaze

  • 3 TBS honey or pure maple syrup
  • 3 TBS apple cider

Total time: 1 hour 5 minPrep time: 15 min – Cook time: 50 min – Serves: 4 people

Directions:

1. Remove the pork loin roast from the refrigerator 40 minutes prior to cooking. Give it a quick rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife, trim off any sliver skin from the underside. Trim the tough skin, if still on the pork, leaving approximately 1/4 inch of fat cap. Score the fat lightly in a 1 inch diagonal or checkered pattern.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Coat the loin all over with the mustard mixture. Place the pork on a wire rack and set aside for the 40 minutes.

3. Preheat your air fryer to 360°F.

4. Place the roast in the air fryer basket or on the rack, fat side up. Set the timer for 60 minutes. Cook for 45 minutes. Make the glaze while the pork is roasting: In a small bowl, whisk together the honey or maple syrup with the apple cider.

5. At 45 minutes, brush the pork with the glaze and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes longer or until the internal temperature registers at 145 to 150°F. Continue cooking, checking every 5 to 10 minutes until the desired temperature is achieved. Hopefully, the glaze will start to caramelize. If it doesn’t, you can raise the temperature to 390°F for 2 minutes longer.

6. Remove the roast to a clean cutting board and tent loosely with foil. Allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

7. Slice the roast against the grain into 1/4 inch thick portions. Serve with recommended side dishes and beverages.

Celery Root Puree

Ingredients:

  • 5 TBS unsalted butter (1 TBS reserved)
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 pound celery root
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 TBS grated parmesan cheese

Total time: 45 minPrep time: 15 min – Cook time: 30 min – Serves: 4 people

Directions:

1. In a large saucepan on medium-low heat, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter. Add the onion and lower the heat. Cover the pot and simmer the onions until tender, approximately 5 minutes.

2. While the onions are cooking, peel the celery root and chop it roughly, Place the celery root pieces in a food processor and pulse until uniformly grated.

3. Add the grated celery root and the potato to the sauce pan and stir. Pour in the 1/2 cup of water. Cover and simmer until the celery root and potato are fork tender, approximately 23 minutes. Rinse out the food processor bowl.

4. Place the cooked vegetables in the food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Don’t over process so that the puree becomes gummy. Add the cream and remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and give a quick pulse to combine. You can quickly reheat the puree in the sauce pan.

5. Transfer the celery root puree to a shallow serving bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Sprinkle the parmesan all over the top. Serve with air fryer roasted pork loin slices.



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